Cuba is an island brimming with vibrant art, soul-stirring music and villages cloaked in colonial charm. It is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a population as warm and scintillating as its tropical climate and colorful arts, is a country begging to be explored.
The island is divided into 15 provinces and one special municipality, Isla de la Juventud. Notable Cuba areas include: rural Piñar del Rio, where tobacco farming builds economic momentum; seaside Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city next to Havana, rife with colorful Afro-Cuban influence; and colonial Trinidad, a sleepy town designated a UNESCO world heritage site, nestled between majestic mountains and the sea.
It’s often said that visiting Cuba is like traveling back in time. Indeed, the classic cars, weathered buildings, and unique history create an unforgettable experience in this enchanting country, one that stays with visitors long after they return home.
Havana, very old and modern at the same time, has an almost indescribable charm and many agree, and not just its dwellers-that those who do not know it, then do not know Cuba.
There are many places that distinguish it such as the Castel of the Three Kings of Morro, the one of the Royal Force, the Havana Cathedral, the Malecón (Seawall), the Capitol and the statue of the Christ of Habana, to name just the most outstanding ones.